New Delhi. The Indian cricket team is going through a phase of change at the moment. Senior players had to drop out due to poor form and new players have taken their place. The selectors have advised the experienced players out of the team to perform well in domestic cricket and make a comeback. Recent example is Ajinkya Rahane who came back and was made vice-captain again. The three stalwarts playing in the Duleep Trophy have scored runs but it will not be enough to make a comeback.
Many senior players of Team India have been dropped from the team due to their poor form. Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped by the selectors after the defeat against Australia in the ICC World Test Championship final. He was not named in the team selected for the West Indies tour. Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari have been running out of the team for many months.
All the three seniors who were dropped from the Indian Test team in the Duleep Trophy have scored runs. Cheteshwar Pujara even scored a century. This experienced batsman has scored a total of 185 runs in two matches at an average of 46. His innings of 133 runs for the West Zone was his biggest innings. At present, even after this performance, the selectors will not give him a place in the team so soon because Shubman Gill is playing in his place and the team management has made it clear that he will be given full time.
Mayank and Humuma also batted
Indian team opener Mayank Agarwal’s bat running out of the team has also gone well in two matches of Duleep Trophy. He has scored a total of 193 runs at an average of 48 with the best innings of 76 runs in 4 innings. While talking about Hanuma Vihari, he has 148 runs in his account. 63 was his highest score which was made in the final.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 18, 2023, 22:47 IST